I blog about poetry a lot! Just click on the previous sentence to see.
I did not like poetry in high school.
I didn't even like poetry in college- though I started to be attracted to it.
When my father died while I was in graduate school I craved words that captured something. So I perused the glorious bookstores of Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville and started reading poetry. And in it I heard the songs of people's hearts, their thoughts, their ideas, their fears, longings, ponderings etc. I was hooked.
I wanted poetry that captured simple things about life.
Incarnational if you ask me! God in the ordinary!
Some of my own poetry
A Prayer for Revolutionary Love
The Tatooed Lady by Ted Kooser
Poems from the Middle East
Jack Prelutsky Children's Poet
Reality is Beauty